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PCSO News Release

Media Contact:
Wilder, Scott

Director of Communications 
News Date: 11/17/2012 

 PCSO Undercover Detectives Arrest 24 in Fort Meade Drug Investigation 


 

Undercover detectives purchased drugs, including powder cocaine, crack cocaine, and cannabis from street level drug dealers over approximately a three month time period.  During this investigation detectives obtained charges on 11 different individuals resulting from drug transactions. 

Detectives obtained search warrants for 409 S. Seminole Avenue, Ft. Meade and 31 Court St SW, Ft. Meade, where multiple drug transactions took place. 

On Friday, November 16, 2012, PCSO detectives and deputies, including deputies assigned to the city of Ft. Meade, executed simultaneous search warrants on the two addresses.  In addition several members responded to the areas of 4th Street/Highway 17 and 5th Street and French Avenue where detectives had also purchased drugs in the past.  

As a result of the search warrant and subsequent arrests, approximately 3.5 pounds of cannabis, half an ounce of methamphetamine, several grams of crack and powder cocaine where seized.  In addition a shot gun and $2,082 in cash were seized.  

Eleven arrest warrants were obtained during the initiative.  Of these, seven have been served and arrested.  Four are still being actively sought.  

During the execution of the search warrants and numerous citizen contacts an additional seventeen subjects were arrested for assorted narcotics violations.  The Warrant arrests made yesterday are:

Julian Flagg *** Arrested***

31 SW Court St

Ft Meade, FL 33841

B/M DOB 02/01/1973

Charges: Sale of Cannabis W/I 1000 feet of church, possession of cannabis wits w/I 1000 feet of church, possession of para

 

Reginald Lavell Liston III***Arrested***

B/M 11/04/1991

1245 Fairview Avenue

Bartow, Florida

Charges: Sale of Cannabis W/I 1000 feet of church, possession of cannabis wits w/I 1000 feet of church, possession of para

 

Dondrel Laron Diddens ***Arrested***

B/M 06/07/1984

218 SE 7th Street

Fort Meade, Florida

Charges: Sale of Cannabis W/I 1000 feet of church, possession of cannabis wits w/I 1000 feet of church (2Cts), possession of para(2 Cts)

 

Arthur James FreeMan ***Arrested***

B/M 10/10/1958

745 Laplaya Drive

Wauchula, Florida

Charges: Sale of Cannabis W/I 1000 feet of church, possession of cannabis wits w/I 1000 feet of church, possession of para

 

Cedric Wright ***Arrested***

811 S Morrison Ave

Ft Meade, FL 33841

B/M DOB 03/16/1981

Charges: Warrants for possession of cocaine wits, cocaine wits w/I 1000 feet of a church, possession of cannabis wits, possession of cannabis wits w/I 1000 ft of a church, possession of para

 

Reeshod Reddick ***Arrested***

409 S Seminole Ave

Ft Meade, FL 33841

B/M DOB 02/18/1992

Charges: Warrants for possession of cannabis wits, possession of cannabis wits w/I 1000 ft of a church, possession of para(4Cts)Poss of Cannabis under 20 grams, Poss of Para, Poss of Cocaine

 

Edwin Gerad Reddick (Jackson) ***Arrested***

B/M 02/27/1990

B/M 409 S. Seminole Avenue

Fort Meade, Florida

Charges: Warrants for possession of cannabis wits, possession of cannabis wits w/I 1000 ft of a church, possession of para

 

The following 4 suspects have active warrants for their arrest and we encourage anyone who knows their location to contact local law enforcement or Crime Stoppers:

 

Tedrick Lashawn Mickens ***Open Warrant***

B/M 01/16/1979

315 Sand Mountain Road

Wauchula, Florida

Charges: Sale of Cannabis w/in 100 ft of a church

 

Arsenio George Johnson ***Open Warrant***

B/M 11/8/1988

30 SE MLK Street

Fort Meade, Florida

Charges: Sale of Cannabis W/I 1000 feet of church, possession of cannabis wits w/I 1000 feet of church, possession of para

 

Demetrius Cornelius Barfield***Open Warrant***

B/M 05/01/1989

5023 Poplar Avenue

Bowling Green, Florida

Charges: Sale of Cannabis W/I 1000 feet of church, possession of cannabis wits w/I 1000 feet of church, possession of para

 

Octavious DeShawn Reese***Open Warrant***

B/M 04/22/1982

316 South French Avenue

Fort Meade, Florida

Charges: Charges: Sale of Cannabis W/I 1000 feet of church, possession of cannabis wits w/I 1000 feet of church, possession of para

 

Additional Suspects (17) arrested on Friday, November 16, 2012 are:

 

Audrey Johnson

B/M 01-10-1958

923 East Broadway Ave #7

Fort Meade, Florida

Charges: Possession under 20 grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

Willie Howard

114 S Seminole Court Street

Ft Meade, FL 33841

B/M DOB 10/12/1950

Charges: Possession of Cannabis under 20 Grams

 

Terryton Daughtry

555 Forrest Drive

Bartow, Fl 33830

B/M DOB 12/08/1992

Charges: Possession of Cannabis under 20 grams, Possession of Para

 

Randy Campbell

211 SE 6th Street

Ft Meade, FL 33841

B/M DOB 09/19/1982

Charges: Poss of Cannabis WITs

 

Cortney Franklin

607 SW 3rd Court

Ft Meade, FL 33841

B/M DOB 03/30/1991

Charges: Possession of cannabis WITS, Possession of Cannabis under 20 grams, Possession of drug Para

 

Ronald Jones

809 N Wannamaker Ave

Ft Meade, FL 33841

B/M DOB 12/03/1969

Charges: Possession of Cannabis under 20 grams & Possession of Para

 

Dwayne A Mccalebb Jr.

606 3rd Ct SW

Ft Meade, FL 33841

B/M DOB 05/29/1991

Charges: Driving without a license

 

Willie Robinson

790 Childs Ave

Bartow, FL 338730

B/M DOB 09/23/1985

Charges: possession of cannabis WITS, possession of Para, Possession of Cocaine

 

Larry Dinnald

1575 Ansly Ln

Bartow, FL 33830

B/M DOB 01/12/1971

Charges: Poss Cannabis WITS, Poss of Hydrocodone, Poss of Para

 

Kelvin Brown

811 S Pine Ave

Ft Meade, FL 33841

B/M DOB 09/27/1991

Charges: Poss of Cannabis under 20 grams & VOP

 

Lyndsay Hahn

801 Wanamaker Ave

Ft Meade, FL 33841

W/F DOB 09/24/1990

Charges: Poss of Cocaine, Poss of Cannabis under 20 grams, Poss of Para

 

Nathan A Bush

5850 Murphy Rd

Bartow, FL 33830

W/M DOB 04/25/1993

Charges: Poss of Cannabis under 20 Grams & Poss of Para

 

Adrian Wesley

409 S Seminole Ave

Ft Meade, FL 33841

B/F DOB 02/01/1986

Charges: Maintaining a dwelling to sell narcotics, Poss of Cannabis under 20 grams,

Poss of para.

 

Michael Sheffield

31 SW Court Street

Ft Meade, FL 33841

B/M DOB 03/01/1982

Charges: Poss of Cocaine, Poss of Para

 

Branden Cruz

517 SW 3rd St

Ft Meade, FL 33841

H/M DOB 08/04/1993

Charges: Poss of Cannabis & Poss of para,

 

Jacob Thomas Gifford

1160 Swearingen Ave, Bartow, Florida.

W/M, 01/09/1995

Charges: Possession of Marijuana (under 20 grams), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

 

Harleigh Jean Jones

954 Brooks Road, Fort Meade, Florida.

W/F, 09/11/1996

Charges: Possession of Marijuana (under 20 grams), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia